The Little Book of Laughter: Using humour as a tool to engage and motivate all learners

The Little Book of Laughter: Using humour as a tool to engage and motivate all learners

By: Dave Keeling (author), Ian Gilbert (editor)Hardback

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This book includes a brief history of laughter, gives you the rules of Funny and explains why having a laugh should be in your job description. Included are exercises to encourage laughter and techniques that will create an environment that is linked to encouraging andimproving learning as well as a whole load of comical comments, quotes and, of course, gags.

About Author

Ian Gilbert is an educational speaker, award-winning writer and editor, innovator, entrepreneur and a man who the IB World magazine named as one of its top fifteen 'educational visionaries'. In 1994 he established the unique educational network Independent Thinking, whose Associates and pioneering books have influenced teachers, school leaders and young people all across the globe. Ian has a unique perspective on education and society, having lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East, South America, Asia and, now, the Netherlands.Dave Keeling has been a professional actor for 20 years and a 'stand-up' educationalist for 18 years working the length and breadth of the country with teachers, pupils and parents.


Contents: Acknowledgements Foreword Intro Section I: The World of Humour and Comedy 1 Funny Business is a Risky Business 2 What is a Sense of Humour and How to Define It 3 Humour, Curiosity and Playfulness - Being Seven All Over Again 4 The Sciencey Bit - It's Brain Jim, But Not As We Know It 5 Your Funny Bone is Connected to Your, Er 6 Only Joking 7 Please Be Seated for the Secrets of Stand-Up 8 Making It Up As You Go - Improvisation and Teaching Section II: Thirty Exercises to Build Rapport, Encourage Spontaneity, Get Their Creative Juices Flowing, Improve Learning and Make Everything Better ... 101 Gagging for More? ... 131 Outro ... 141 Bibliography ... 143 Index of exercises ... 145 List of lists ... 147

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781350089
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781781350089
  • weight: 252
  • ISBN10: 1781350086

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